November 27, 2014
Eurasian tree sparrow.
We drove 3 hours to see an Eurasian tree sparrow at Niagara on the Lake at the mouth of the Niagara River.
It is a rare visitor to Canada.
There is a small population near St. Louis, Missouri.
Identifying field marks include, black throat and ear patch.
White cheeks and a rufous crown.
About 5 minutes after we arrived at the house it had been seen at, it flew in with a large number of house sparrows.
Not a great shot but it was away from the road in a private yard.